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  • Yimam, S.M. (2019): Adaptive Approaches to Natural Language Processing in Annotation and Application. Ph.D Thesis, University of Hamburg (pdf)
  • Yimam, S.M. (2009): TETEYEQ (ተጠየቅ): AMHARIC QUESTION ANSWERING SYSTEM FOR FACTOID QUESTIONS. Master Thesis, Addis Ababa University pdf

Book Chapters

  • Biemann, C., Bontcheva, K., Eckart de Castilho, R., Gurevych, I., Yimam, S.M. (2017): Collaborative Web-based Tools for Multi-layer Text Annotation. In: N. Ide and J. Pustejovsky (Eds.): Handbook of Linguistic Annotation, Springer (preprint pdf)

Journal Publications

  • Yimam, S.M., Biemann, C., Majnaric, L., Šabanović, Š., Holzinger, A. (2016): An adaptive annotation approach for biomedical entity and relation recognition. Brain Informatics, (online first), 10.1007/s40708-016-0036-4 (pdf)

Conference Proceedings

  • Yimam S. M., Venkatesh, G., Lee, J. Biemann, C. (2020): Automatic Compilation of Resources for Academic Writing and Evaluating with Informal Word Identification and Paraphrasing System, The International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2020), Marseille, France. ( pdf )
  • Wiedemann G., Yimam S.M., and Biemann C. (2018) : A Multilingual Information Extraction Pipeline for Investigative Journalism. In Proceedings of 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2018). Brussels, Belgium (pdf)
  • Yimam S. M., Biemann C. (2018): Demonstrating Par4Sem - A Semantic Writing Aid with Adaptive Paraphrasing. In Proceedings of 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2018). Brussels, Belgium (pdf).
  • Wiedemann G., Yimam S.M., and Biemann C. (2018) : New/s/leak 2.0 – Multilingual Information Extraction and Visualization for Investigative Journalism. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2018). St.Petersburg, Russia (pdf)
  • Yimam S.M, Biemann C. (2018): Par4Sim – Adaptive Paraphrasing for Text Simplification. In Proceedings of The 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2018). Santa Fe, New-Mexico, USA (pdf).
  • Yimam S.M, Štajner S., Riedl M., Biemann C. (2017): CWIG3G2 - Complex Word Identification Task across Three Text Genres and Two User Groups. In Proceedings of The 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2017). Taipei, Taiwan (pdf) (to apear)
  • Yimam S.M, Štajner S., Riedl Martin, Biemann C. (2017): Multilingual and Cross-Lingual Complex Word Identification. In Proceedings of The 2017 International Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP). Varna, Bulgaria (pdf)
  • Yimam, S.M., Ulrich, H., von Landesberger, T., Rosenbach, M., Regneri, M., Panchenko, A., Lehmann, F., Fahrer, U., Biemann, C. and Ballweg, K. (2016): new/s/leak – Information Extraction and Visualization for Investigative Data Journalists. ACL 2016 Demo Session, Berlin, Germany (pdf)
  • Yimam, S.M., Biemann, C., Majnaric, L., Šabanović, Š., Holzinger, A. (2015): Interactive and Iterative Annotation for Biomedical Entity Recognition, International Conference on Brain Informatics and Health (BIH’15), London, UK (pdf)
  • Benikova, D., Yimam, S.M., Biemann C. (2015). GermaNER: Free Open German Named Entity Recognition  Tool. In: Proceedings of the GSCL 2015. Essen, Germany (pdf)
  • Yimam, S.M., Eckart de Castilho, R., Gurevych, I., Biemann C. (2014): Automatic Annotation Suggestions and Custom Annotation Layers in WebAnno. Proceedings of ACL 2014 System Demonstrations, Baltimore, MD, USA (pdf)
  • Yimam, S.M., Gurevych, I., Eckart de Castilho, R., and Biemann C. (2013): WebAnno: A Flexible, Web-based and Visually Supported System for Distributed Annotations. Proceedings of ACL-2013, demo session, Sofia, Bulgaria (pdf)

Workshop Proceedings

  • Wiedemann G, Yimam, S.M., Biemann C. (2020): UHH-LT at SemEval-2020 Task 12: Fine-Tuning of Pre-Trained Transformer Networks for Offensive Language Detection. Proceedings of The 14th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval), Barcelona, Spain. (pdf).
  • Yimam, S.M., Ayele, A. A., Biemann C. (2019): Analysis of the Ethiopic Twitter Dataset for Abusive Speech in Amharic. In Proceedings of International Conference On Language Technologies For All: Enabling Linguistic Diversity And Multilingualism Worldwide (LT4ALL 2019). Paris, France (pdf).
  • Yimam, S.M., Biemann, C., Malmasi, S., Paetzold, G.H., Speica, L., Štajner, S., Tack, A., Zampieri, M., (2018): A Report on the Complex Word Identification Shared Task 2018. Proceedings of the 13th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, New Orleans, LA, USA (pdf)
  • Yimam S.M., Remus S., Panchenko A., Holzinger A., Biemann C. (2017): Entity-Centric Information Access with the Human-in-the-Loop for the Biomedical Domains. Biomedical NLP Workshop associated with RANLP 2017. Varna, Bulgaria (pdf
  • Müller, M., Ballweg, K. von Landesberger, T., Yimam, S.M., Fahrer, U., Biemann, C., Rosenbach, M., Regneri, M., Ulrich, H. (2017). Guidance for Multi-Type Entity Graphs from Text Collections. EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics 2017, Barcelona, Spain (pdf)
  • Nandi, T., Biemann, C., Yimam, SM., Gupta, Deepak., Kohail, S., Ekbal, A., Bhattacharyya, Pushpak. (2017): IT-UHH at SemEval-2017 Task 3: Exploring Multiple Features for Community Question Answering and Implicit Dialogue Identification, In Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2017), Vancouver, Canada.(pdf)
  • Eckart de Castilho, R. Mújdricza-Maydt, E., Yimam, S.M., Hartmann, S., Gurevych, I., Frank, A. and Biemann, C. (2016): A Web-based Tool for the Integrated Annotation of Semantic and Syntactic Structures. Proceedings of the COLING workshop on Language Technology Resources and Tools for Digital Humanities (LT4DH), Osaka, Japan (pdf)
  • Ballweg K., Zouhar F., Wilhelmi-Dworski P., von Landesberger T., Fahrer U., Panchenko A., Yimam S.M. Biemann C., Regneri M., Ulrich H. (2016) new/s/leak – A Tool for Visual Exploration of Large Text Document Collections in the Journalistic Domain, Baltimore, MD, USA, (pdf)
  • Yimam, S.M., Martínez Alonso, H., Riedl M. and Biemann, C. (2016): Learning Paraphrasing for Multiword Expressions. The 12th Workshop on Multiword Expressions (MWE 2016), co-located with ACL 2016, Berlin, Germany (pdf)
  • Yimam, S.M. (2015): Narrowing the Loop: Integration of Resources and Linguistic Dataset Development with Interactive Machine Learning. NAACL 2015 Student Research Workshop,  p. 88--95, Denver, Colorado (pdf)
  • Eckart de Castilho, R., Biemann, C., Gurevych, I., Yimam, S.M. (2014): WebAnno: a flexible, web-based annotation tool for CLARIN. CLARIN Annual Conference 2014, Soesterberg, The Netherlands (pdf)
  • Benikova, D., Fahrer, U., Gabriel, A., Kaufmann, M., Yimam, S.M., von Landesberger, T., Biemann, C. (2014): Network of the Day: Aggregating and Visualizing Entity Networks from Online Sources. KONVENS 2014 Workshop proceedings: NLP4CMC, pp. 48-52, Hildesheim, Germany (pdf)
  • Yimam, S.M, Libse, M. (2009): TETEYEQ: Amharic Question Answering For Factoid Questions, SEPLN09. SALTMIL workshop - Information Retrieval and Information Extraction for Less Resourced Languages (IE-IR-LRL), p. 17-25 (pdf)


  • Yimam, S.M, Biemann C.,. (2019): Current Status, Issues, and Future Directions for Ethiopian Natural Language Processing (NLP) Research. International Conference Language Technologies for All (LT4All), Paris, France (pdf)